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Title:  Veterans' Home Cook

Application Deadline Date:  06/05/2022
Req ID:  28182
Department:  Vermont Veterans' Home
Location: 

Bennington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $16.62

Overview

The Veterans' Home Cook is now eligible for a recruitment and retention bonus of up to $1000!


The Vermont Veterans' Home (VVH) is seeking to hire Cooks with experience in volume cooking to prepare meals for our veterans and members. The hours for one position are 5am to 1:30pm, and the hours for the other position are 11am to 7:30pm, including weekends and holidays. The ideal candidate will be able to work as a team and independently and must be flexible to fill in different shifts when needed.


VVH is an experienced residential and healthcare campus for Veterans. The staff of the VVH work as a team to fulfill America's promise to care for our country's Veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents. To truly fulfill the promise, we offer clinical care and a wide range of services that are recognized as Best in Class for their effectiveness in patient-centered care. Together we strive to create an environment that provides our residents with the dignity and respect that they so rightfully deserve.

 

The starting pay rate may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Who May Apply

This position, Veterans' Home Cook (#28182) is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Paul Yerke at paul.yerke@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
 
Any person who has had a charge of abuse, neglect or exploitation substantiated against him or her OR who has been convicted of an offense for actions related to bodily injury, theft or misuse of funds or property is not eligible under the Vermont Veterans’ Home licensing requirements. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including Vermont and national criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks where applicable.
 

Pursuant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule regarding COVID-19 Vaccination, the Vermont Veteran’s Home (VVH) is requiring all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Those with a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief preventing vaccination can request an exemption without fear of retaliation or impact on job candidacy. Such exemption must be approved by the State of Vermont prior to an effective start date with VVH. If you wish to request exemption, please indicate this at the time of your interview and the necessary paperwork will be provided to you.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in an institutional kitchen during an assigned shift. Incumbents must be able to operate cutters and slicers, handle knives, lift heavy weights (up to 60 lbs.) and work under conditions of high heat and humidity. Duties include supervision of dietary staff and lower level cooks in work situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Six (6) months or more of experience in volume cooking.

OR

Completion of a high school level culinary arts career preparation program.

OR

Completion of a formal course in commercial food preparation.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

 

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program


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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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